• 20th Century British And Irish auction at Christies

    Sale 7789

    20th Century British And Irish Art

    12 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 80

    Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)

    Three forms (Extra eye)

    Price Realised  


    Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)
    Three forms (Extra eye)
    signed, numbered and dated 'Barbara Hepworth 1969 4/9' (on the side of the base), and with the foundry mark 'MS' (on the side of the base)
    bronze with a polished gold patina
    8¾ in. (22.2 cm.), including base

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    Thelma Cazalet-Keir and Nancy Balfour were instrumental in securing the loan of a cast of Four Square (Walk Through), 1966 (BH 433) and one of Rock Form (Porthcurno), 1964 (BH 363) in the gardens of Eaton Square, Belgravia, London in December 1968. They remained in-situ for about a year. Barbara subsequently placed a cast of Two Figures, 1968 (BH 460) there until 1971.

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    Purchased by Thelma Cazalet-Keir, C.B.E. at the 1970 exhibition.


    Exhibition catalogue, Barbara Hepworth Recent work Sculpture, Paintings, Prints, London, Marlborough Fine Art, 1970, p.7, no. 26, another cast illustrated, p. 30.
    A. Bowness (ed.), Complete Sculpture of Barbara Hepworth 1960-1969, London, 1971, pp. 48-49, no. 487, another cast illustrated.


    London, Marlborough Fine Art, Barbara Hepworth Recent work, Sculpture, Paintings, Prints, February - March 1970, no. 26.